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AIBE XVI 2021: Registration (Extended), Exam Date, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, AIBE XV Results

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - May 11, 2021

AIBE 16 Registration Last Date has been extended to June 15, 2021 from April 30, 2021. BCI has postponed exam dates for AIBE XVI 2021; May 30, 2021 and is now undecided. AIBE Application form fillup/ correction dates will also be intimated soon. Click here to register for AIBE XVI.

Latest Update:

  • May 6, 2021: The Bar Council of India has released a notification stating that AIBE XVI will no longer be an open books exam.
  • April 30, 2021: BCI has extended AIBE 16 Registration deadline in view of the current situation.
  • Feb 22, 2021: AIBE 16 Exam Date has been postponed from March 21 to April 25, 2021.
  • Dec 21, 2020: The Bar Council of India has decided to conduct AIBE 2021 (XVI) on March 21, 2021.

AIBE XV 2020 Updates:

AIBE, All India Bar Examination, is a national level exam conducted by Bar Council of India (BCI) with the objective of assessing the capability of advocates who want to practice law in India. AIBE 2021 is the qualifying examination to get the “Certificate of Practice” for the legal profession. AIBE Syllabus has 3 categories divided into about 19 topics covering various law areas of law.

AIBE Exam Date

AIBE XVI 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates 
AIBE XV Registration Begins from December 26, 2020
Online Registration Closes June 15, 2021
Last Day to Pay AIBE Registration Fees in online mode May 4, 2021
AIBE XVI Application Form Fillup Last Date

May 7, 2021

AIBE XVI Admit Card 2021 May 12, 2021
AIBE XVI is Exam Date May 30, 2021 To be Announced

Download AIBE 2020 Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers

AIBE XVI 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for AIBE XV 2021, all candidates must be aware of the eligibility criteria set by the conducting body, Bar Council of India. After clearing the eligibility criteria applicants can apply for AIBE 2021. Here are the Eligibility Criteria of AIBE XV 2021, given as follows:

AIBE 2021 Nationality 

  • Candidate should be an Indian national.

AIBE 2021 Qualifying Examination

  • Candidates must either have passed 3 years or 5 years LL.B. degree from a BCI recognized law school.
  • No minimum percentage is required in the qualifying examination in order to apply for AIBE 2021.

Enrollment with State Bar Council 

  • In order to appear in All India Bar Examination, it is must for the aspirant/law graduate to be enrolled with his/her respective State Bar Council.
  • Candidate must possess the advocate enrollment card issued by State Bar Council.

Age Criteria and Number of Attempts

  • There is no prescribed age limit for writing AIBE 2021 Exam. Check AIBE XV Cut Off
  • There is no limit in attempts for AIBE. Candidates can appear this examination any number of times.

AIBE Registration
AIBE Registration

AIBE XV 2021 Registration

AIBE Application Process has begun from December 26, 2020. Candidates are required to fill the form online. The last date to submit AIBE XV application form is March 31, 2021

The procedure to fill AIBE XV 2021 Online Application Form is as follows:

  • Visit the official website and Read all instructions provided there before filling the online application form
  • Fill the registration form with your personal details like Name, DOB, Address details, contact information, nationality, etc.
  • Select the examination center, the candidate can choose only one center where he/she wishes to take AIBE XV 2021
  • Candidates have to upload documents such as advocate ID card (if issued by State Bar Council), enrollment certificate, scanned photograph and signature, category and disability certificate (if applicable).
  • Once candidates have submitted his/her application form then go to your email inbox for registration number and password.
  • Login with your registration number and password
  • Payment of application fee can only be done through SBI Challan. No other mode of payment will be accepted. Payment has to be made after 24 hours of Registration
  • Print Challan for payment. Make the necessary payment and retain candidates’ copy of the challan with you.
  • After confirmation of the payment, upload challan and provide details such as journal number, branch code & date of challan.
  • Get a printout of the filled online form for future references.

Download Official How To Apply? PDF

AIBE 2021 Application Fee

  • General category candidates will have to pay the fee of INR 3560 for the examination.
  • Rs. 2500 + Rs 60 bank transaction charges for SC/ST category candidates.
  • Application Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances
  • The fee can only be deposited through bank challan of SBI bank.

AIBE Admit Card

AIBE 2021 Admit Card

Candidates will have to download their AIBE 2021 Admit Cards from the official website. AIBE XVI 2021 Admit Cards will be released on May 12, 2021 . The exam conducting body issues the Admit Card only for those aspirants who will successfully submit the online application form. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter application number and date of birth.

Steps to Download AIBE Admit Card

  1. Go to the official website.
  2. Click on the link referred to as AIBE 2021 Admit Card.
  3. Enter your login details Registration Number and Password.
  4. Login and download the Admit Card for examination.
  5. Print the Admit Card on A4 sheet.

Candidates would be required to carry the Admit card along with the photo identity card to the examination hall.

AIBE Exam Centres

AIBE 2021 Exam Centres

Agartala Dharwad Nagpur
Ahmedabad Gurgaon Nanded
Allahabad Guwahati New Delhi
Amritsar Hisar Noida
Aurangabad Hyderabad Panaji
Bengaluru Shimla Patna
Bhopal Trichy Pune
Bhubaneshwar Imphal Rudrapur
Bilaspur Jabalpur Raipur
Bokaro Jaipur Rajkot
Chandigarh Jammu Ranchi
Chennai Jodhpur Shillong
Cochin Kolkata Surat
Coimbatore Lucknow Visakhapatnam
Dehradun Mumbai Indore

AIBE XVI 2021 Exam Pattern

AIBE XVI 2021 will be a Pen & paper-based test. The exam will be conducted in 11 languages and candidates have the choice to take the examination in any one of the languages.

The question paper will contain total 100 questions of the objective type from 20 subjects. These 20 subjects will be divided into Category-I and Category-II. Each subject of Category-I will have 7 questions while Category-II subjects will have 23 questions in total.

Category-I (Part-I) Category-II (Part-II)
Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrative Law
Civil Procedure Code and Limitation Act Company Law
Constitutional Law Environmental Law
Contract Law, including Specific Relief, Special Contracts, and Negotiable Instruments Family Law
Criminal Law I: The Indian Penal Code Human Rights Law
Criminal Procedure Labour and Industrial Law
Drafting, Pleading, and Conveyancing Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Consumer Protection Law
Evidence Principles of Taxation Law
Jurisprudence Public International Law
Professional Ethics and the Professional Code of Conduct for Advocates
Property Law

The total time duration will be of 3 hours 30 minutes. Each question will carry one mark and no mark will be deducted for the wrong answer.

OMR Answer sheets will be given to the candidates to mark the answers. It is mandatory for the aspirants to use ballpoint pen only, for all the entries in the OMR Answer sheets including the filling of bubbles. If there is more than one answer bubbled against a question, it will be considered as an incorrect answer. 

AIBE 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Mode of Examination Offline
Medium 11 languages
Paper Type Objective
Number of Questions 100 MCQs
Duration of Exam 210 Minutes
Marking Scheme 1 mark for every correct answer
Negative Marking No negative mark

AIBE Syllabus

AIBE 2021 Syllabus

AIBE 2021 Syllabus will consist of various topics and subjects of three-year and five-year LL.B. programs as prescribed by the Bar Council of India. The subjects are given below:

Subjects Number of Questions (Approx.)
Constitutional Law 10
I.P.C (Indian Penal Code) 8
Cr. P.C (Criminal Procedure Code) 10
C.P.C (Code of Civil procedure) 10
Evidence Act 8
Alternative Dispute Redressal including Arbitration Act 4
Family Law 8
Public Interest Ligitation 4
Administrative Law 3
Professional Ethics & Cases of Professional Misconduct under BCI rules 4
Company Law 2
Environmental Law 2
Cyber law 2
Labour + Industrial Law 4
Law of Tort, including Motor Vehicle Accidents and Consumer Protection Law 5
Law Related to Taxation 4
Law of Contract, Specific Relief, Prop Laws, Spl Contract N.I Ac 8
Land Acquisition Act 2
Intellectual Property Laws 2
Total 100

AIBE 2021 Result

Bar Council of India will announce the result for AIBE XV 2021 tentatively in the third week of March, 2021 on the official website. The result will display only the qualifying/ non-qualifying status of candidates. The qualified candidates will be eligible to get the “Certificate of Practice” in the law profession.

Steps to Check AIBE 2020 Results:

  1. Visit the official website of AIBE 2020
  2. Click on the link for ‘AIBE 2020 Results
  3. Enter the Roll number and Date of Birth
  4. Check the details on the AIBE 2020 Results
  5. Download and take printout of the results

AIBE 2020 Cutoff

To clear All India Bar Examination 2020, candidate should score minimum of 40% marks in the examination i.e. 40 marks out of 100.

AIBE 2020 Certificate of Practice

Candidates who will qualify AIBE 2021 will be awarded “Certificate of Practice” in the law profession. Candidates who will qualify in AIBE Examination 2020, can practice Law in any court, in any state in India.

AIBE 2021 Exam FAQs

Ques. How many times AIBE Exam is held in a year??

Ans. AIBE Exam is generally conducted 2 times a year during March and December.

Ques. Is bar council exam hard? What is the difficulty level?

Ans. AIBE Exam is not very hard and can be cracked with right preparation strategy.

Ques. Why is AIBE exam necessary?

Ans. The All India Bar Examination conducted by BCI examines an advocate's ability to practice the profession of law in India via this 3.5 hour online exam.

Ques. What is the pass mark for AIBE Exam?

Ans. Candidates must score at least 40 percent marks to pass AIBE Exam.

Ques. What is AIBE Exam Date?

Ans. AIBE Exam date for the 2021 session has been scheduled for April 25, 2021.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


venkatesh lad
hi, i mistakenly choose hindi medium as my language preference for question paper. i want to choose english as the language preference. what should i do ? plz reply
abdul nazir

Hi Venkatesh, The registration window has been closed and the admit date has also been released on December 25, 2020. The entrance test will be conducted on January 24, 2021 so you cannot edit any details now. For next time, if you wish to edit any detail, you can mail directly to BCI at with correct details along with your registration number or visit BCI at New Delhi. Find more details at AIBE XVI 2021.

lukmar digbak
My ID Card is expired now, what are processed that i can apply for AIBE, please help out.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Digbak, if your id card is expired, you can provide any photo identity proof such as pan card, aadhar card, voter id card etc. which still has validity or can follow the provision of extending the date of the id proof.
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kuheli ghosh
I pass the exam in 2018 can I give the exam
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Kuheli, yes, you can appear in the exam as there is neither any upper age limit nor limited number of attempts.
anuja raut
I have passed my llb in 2019 but don't got llb degree certificate but have sanad do I am eligible to give exam
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Anuja, yes, you are eligible to apply for this exam as there is no minimum percentage criteria.
tirupathi k
I didn't received any message regarding admit card as today is day to be displayed the admit card and also not working the site. Please suggest further what to do
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Tirupathi, the link for admit card download has not been available yet on the official website of the website. Thus, it is advised to try downloading the same after noon.
kishan singh
Agar kisi ne 2 years me clear nahi hua to Kya unka enrolled cancel ho jaega ya wo or bhi exams de sakta hai
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Kishan, no, you can still appear in the exam.
ashok kumar
Sir I was pass out my LLB in the year 2010. Got my degree certificate in Feb.2011. I got registered in Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana in the year 2013. I am practicing in District Court. Is it compulsory for me to go through this exam. Kindly let me clear for this examination.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ashok, yes, there is no exemption from this exam for any category.
shrikant baban dive
Sir I am pass llb 3 year course can I apply this exam my sanad not came reply me
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Shrikant, yes, yes, you may apply for the exam as there is no minimum percentage criteria to be eligible. Candidate who has done 3 or 5-year LLB course is considered eligible for AIBE exam.
santosh m
Two days back our reslut comes and I am waiting for 5th sem result can I apply after my results comes
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Santosh, no, you are not eligible for this exam yet as student must have done graduation/LLB course to appear in this exam.
I am yet to enroll in to state bar council as advocate in this month? can i get eligibility to write AIBE exam on august 25?
vivek kumar
Hello Mahesh. Yes, you can give the exam if you are eligible for it.
sibte alam khan
mannu singh

Hi Alam, Please check this link: Eligibility.

k balraj
prashansha kesarwani

Hi K Balraj, Yes you can apply for AIBE exam till August 17, 2019.

Qualifying Examination:

  • Candidates must either have passed 3 years or 5 years LL.B. degree from a BCI recognized law school.
  • No minimum percentage is required in the qualifying examination in order to apply for AIBE 2019.
vasundhara bundela
the syllabus provided here is not similar to the syllabus provided by AIBE official website
prashansha kesarwani
Hi VASUNDHARA, Syllabus is same. For confirmation please check this link :
shiva bharat
vivek bansal
Hi Shiva, Yes you are eligible for the entrance exam. Paper comes in separately in Hindi and English. But if you opt for Hindi, then question paper will have Hindi as well as English for proper understanding.
kushmesh vikram singh
Pl tell if hindi language paper will be given in hindi and english both
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Kushmesh, no, Hindi language paper would be in Hindi medium only.
d adeesh giri
what about AIBE exam in the month of December? can anyone tell me about the date of registration details for AIBE in the month of December.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Adeesh, application form for Dec session will be available from third week of Jan 2020 (tentatively).
polamarasetti gopikishore
Date extension is available or not for registration and apply
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Polamarasetti, dates mentioned above are tentative. Kindly contact the exam authorities for more precise information.
ahmed ali
What is on line and off line...
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ahmed, online means the exam will be computer-based whereas offline means the exam will be conducted in pen and paper mode.
md. faraz
MaM Kitni baar exam de skte h Aur agar clear nhi hua to
praver katyal
Hi MD. Faraz, there are no fixed number of attempts, candidate can take the AIBE as many times till he/she qualifies the same.